- Making News: President Bush Describes Foiled Al Qaeda Plot against LA
In a Washington speech today, President Bush gave new details of an incident that he said illustrates multinational cooperation against terrorism. He said that a South East Asian country helped thwart a plot by Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of September 11. Josh Meyer, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, wrote in October about the plot hijack to fly a plane into Library Tower in Downtown Los Angeles.
- Reporter's Notebook: Report on Why Guant--namo Detainees Are Being Held
Today's New York Times reports that officials at Guant--namo Bay, Cuba, are using tougher measures to force-feed detainees who go on hunger strikes, apparently with the aim of committing suicide. Yesterday, lawyers for some of the detainees reported that half the 500 prisoners have not been accused of committing hostile acts against the US or its allies. Joshua Denbeaux, whose law-professor father and students at Seton Hall University in New Jersey studied public records to determine what charges have been made against inmates, represents two Tunisian detainees.
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